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Some jealous people say that there is no power and Auspiciousness (and blessing) in the tombs of the Aulia-Allah. People just copy others with no sense of their own and visit the tombs. At some occasions, they say that since the trustee (or custodian) of the tombs have built shrines and Khanqah on the graves of their forefathers which they keep decorated like brides and shower on the graves the garlands of flowers. Simple minded plain plebs get attracted by this and visit the graves. There is not any spiritual and Inwardly Tasarruf of the Roohani of the tomb. However this thinking of these blind and jealous people is wrong.
Noor of God laughs at this effort of the Kufr , as,
This lamp will not be blown by blows of mouth!
The worldly kings have left no place on their graves which is undecorated and have done everything in making these magnificent with fine buildings like palaces. The Taj Mahal of Agra was built on the tomb of his darling wife Mumtaz Mahal by the king Shah Jehan for the purpose that her respect and esteem would sustain after her death. What fine and splendid buildings are which are made on the graves of Jehangir and Noor Jehan near Lahore at a place called Shah Darra. What a beautiful compound is of the tomb of Humayun in Delhi where many emperors and empresses of Mughal family are buried. The tombs of the Bahman family in Haider Abad Dakkan are beyond scope of words to express the glory. In short, the worldly persons and the rulers of the world have spent wealth of millions and billions of rupees in order to keep their glory and respect alive after their deaths. However, none is willing to offer Fatihah after going there. Dogs and jackals urinate there at night. People visit these places just for fun and recreation and come back after just seeing these buildings. There are some examples in our country that the children of some landlords and worldly rich people have made them so called Aulia by erecting tombs on their graves but Allah Almighty, as His reaction, has induced such a feeling of hatred and abhorrence in the hearts of the people for them that people stone their graves and abuse and degrade these in many ways. Someone has also written a couplet for them:
What wonderful thing of hypocrisy Inayat Khan did,
With the might of son's wealth, he became Aulia .
The reason is this that the respect and honor of the people of world lasts as long as they are in the world and this respect is also that so called respect which the people show to them on their face and in their presence only and they feel so pride in this. However, their servants call their names and abuse them when they are away. These people are subject to the anger and violence of Allah Almighty after their deaths for the cruelties and injustice they have done in the lives and when their heirs (and inheritors) try to increase their so called respect in the Abode of Hereafter by erecting tombs on their graves, the Fire of the Anger and Wrath of Allah becomes more intense. Allah Almighty subjects them to that disrespect and disregard by the hands of the people which is not done for even the people of the lowest casts of the society like the sweepers and drain cleaners because these Pharaoh minded people deserve this.
Allah Almighty says: And We made a curse to follow them in this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be among the hateful (28:42)
On the other hand, the tombs of many Aulia-Allah are just made of mud like the tomb of Hazrat Khawaja Baaqi Bi Allah but their respect and regard is being observed by people more than big tombs. Thus, this respect and honor is not that can be made by a person himself but rather this respect is the grant and favor of Allah Almighty which He favors to him He wills.
You exalt whom You will and You abase whom You will (3:26)
The honor and reverence of the grave and tomb of the Wali is not because of the tomb's building and the shrine etcetera but it is because that the Spirit of the Wali exists there and the spring of his Beneficence flows there. That is why the crowd of the people thirsty for the religion and the world remains there.
Not water of every spring is sweet that,
People, birds and peacocks will flock to it to quench their thirst.
The Aulia-Allah ingress and egress their tombs. They collect the gifts of the charity, alms and Fatihah and recitation of the Holy Quran from the people and provide them the Beneficence and blessings in lieu of their such service and the devotion they have shown for them and get their hardships eased from the Court of Allah Almighty.
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